Anoop Chugh

R Jagannathan gets a leg up at ‘DNA’

Says expansion to other cities, especially Delhi, is on the agenda, but it is for the management to decide

After two months of vacuum at the top after the departure of Gautam Adhikari, the Mumbai based newspaper, ‘Daily News & Analysis’ (‘DNA’), has found a replacement. Veteran business journalist, Raghavan Jagannathan, who was the paper’s business editor and head of its business supplement, ‘DNA Money’, has been promoted as managing editor of the newspaper.

The newspaper has been looking for a head after Adhikari quit two months ago to join the ‘The Times of India’. Confirming his promotion, Jagannathan told agencyfaqs!, “I was apprised about the development only this morning, so I’m not in a position to disclose my immediate goals. But the long-term goal is to provide quality content to our readers.”

R Jagannathan gets a leg up at ‘DNA’
This isn’t the first time Jagannathan has held a senior position at a national daily. In his 30-year-long career, he has held various important editorial positions, including executive editor, ‘Business Standard’, Mumbai; editor, ‘Financial Express’; founding executive editor, ‘Business Today’; business editor, ‘India Today’; and editor, ‘BusinessWorld’, Mumbai.

When quizzed about the newspaper’s plans to expand into other cities, especially Delhi, he says, “That surely is on the agenda, but it is for the management to decide.”

The newspaper has also promoted Raj Nambison, currently deputy editor, ‘DNA Money’, as editor, ‘DNA Money’, and business editor, ‘DNA’. “I have been associated with the company for some time now and will be performing my roles as before. The only difference is that now I’ll be responsible for the entire business section,” says Nambison.

‘DNA Money’ was initially launched as a supplement to the main newspaper, but was later sold as an individual business paper with three editions – Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Indore.

For the record, according to the IRS Round 2 figures, ‘DNA’ registered a readership of more than four lakhs as the fourth-widest read English daily in Mumbai. ‘The Times of India’, ‘Mumbai Mirror’ and ‘Mid Day’ secured first, second and third positions, respectively.